Genetics and Alzheimer’s Disease

Bob's Last Marathon
Bob's Last Marathon
Genetics and Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Sara Manning Peskin, author of A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain, reviews what we know about our familial risk of Alzheimer’s disease. She points out that Alzheimer’s disease is usually the result of complex genetic and environmental factors, some of which we still don’t even understand. Environmental factors such as education, diet, and head trauma also contribute to the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, so genetics alone don’t account for everything by any means.

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